COMPLETE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS. EACH OPTION IS WORTH THE SAME NUMBER OF POINTS. YOU WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO SUBMIT WORK AND GET POINTS FOR ONE OPTION.
OPTION 1: Create your own local food recipe
Students will research locally produced food and create a recipe or class cookbook using only local ingredients.
OPTION 2: Calculate the carbon footprint of your lunch
Students will determine the origin of items in their lunch and calculate the meal’s carbon footprint.
By the end of this activity, students:
- will understand the concept of food miles and carbon footprints
- will understand the importance and benefits of local farming
View the World Food Programme's World Hunger Map Live to see food security in over 90 countries. Explore how factors that are unique to certain areas are linked to food.
This Globe and Mail article compares the expensive food prices in the North to the rest of Canada.
See your diet's carbon dioxide equivalent score.
To see how many miles go into the food you eat, check out Falls Brook Centre's food miles calculator.